The guitar allows me to tune out what I do in the lab and focus on using a different part of my brain. I like the creative process, and the guitar gives me a different platform to embrace that. I grew up in India, so I play a lot of Hindi songs. Recently I’ve been playing some songs by Eric Clapton. I really like their melodies.
It took me two months to play my first song. Initially it was a struggle, but when I finally put everything together, there was this ‘aha’ moment. It made me think: this is what it sounds like? That’s when the song really comes alive.